Raising awareness of the dangers of driver distraction and educating motorists about the importance of vehicle safety was the focus of a combined NZ Transport Agency and police inspection in Katikati this week.
The Transport Agency has confirmed the timing for next month’s extended closures of the Taramakau road/rail Bridge on State Highway 6 near Greymouth, so safety improvement work can be carried out on the entrances to the bridge.
Major safety improvements are on the way for drivers travelling between Christchurch and the West Coast, with construction now underway on the State Highway 73 (SH73) Mingha Bluff Realignment just east of Arthur's Pass Township.
Work will begin next month four-laning the last section of State Highway 1 to the west of Christchurch, from the Belfast area through to Hornby, following today’s (16 April) ground breaking ceremony by the Prime Minister John Key and Transport Minister Simon Bridges.
Roads in Canterbury and the West Coast will be busy this Labour Day Weekend and the NZ Transport Agency says it will be working with the Police to keep traffic moving and families safe on their travels during the holiday break.